Moravian Church in North America

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South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Moravian Magazine, April/May 2016

On the cover: Springtime sun warms the Moravian Seal on the Church Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mike Riess

Food, friends and fellowship mark Moravian Theological Seminary Annual Alumni Luncheon

introalumniThe annual Alumni Luncheon is a time for Moravian Theological Seminary alumni to walk the campus, gather together as friends and former classmates over a meal and continue to be a part of the Seminary. At this year’s luncheon in March, Rev. Maggie Wellert ’99, ’00, and current president of the Alumni Association, presided over […]


#MoravianServies: Sharing the many faces of Moravian service

introserviesOn March 1 of this year, a new kind of personal photo began appearing on social media channels like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. While these new types of photos won’t replace the “selfie” any time soon, they do show a very positive face of the Moravian Church around the world. These new photos, called “Moravian […]


I am my sister’s keeper: a report from the Fourth Unity Women’s Consultation

042016godisloveWhen I first arrived home from the Fourth Unity Women’s Consultation in February, my mind and heart were so full of memories and experiences that I had trouble sorting them out. Now I can see clearly how much we accomplished in just one short week. The time seemed to fly by once the women arrived, […]


Studying Moravian Doctrine: Ground of the Unity, Part II

042016wordsacramentEditor’s Note: Following the outline established by the 2005 Jesus Still Lead On study guide, we are sharing different aspects of The Ground of the Unity, one of the worldwide Moravian Church’s key doctrinal statement, in each 2016 issue of The Moravian. This month, we’ll discuss The Belief of the Church; Salvation; and Word, Sacrament […]


Official Provincial Elders’ News

Outdoor Ministries Sunday, May 29, 2016 The 1994 Synod of the Moravian Church–Northern Province passed legislation regarding the observance of an Outdoor Ministries Sunday. The date for this observance has been established by the Provincial Elders’ Conference as the Sunday after Trinity Sunday, which falls on May 29 this year. Pastors are encouraged to use […]


Catching up on The Moravian

042016ponderingsimageTen times a year for the past six years, I’ve okayed the printing of more than 17,000 copies of The Moravian magazine. The magazine represents one of the most visible example of the work that the Interprovincial Board of Communication does, and it’s a part of my job that I like (and lose sleep over) […]


Moravian College offers grant for congregation members

042016college2As America’s sixth-oldest college, Moravian College (MC) has been a little revolutionary from the start. The College has been pushing boundaries in small ways that have big (lasting) impacts since 1742. That’s when a 16-year-old Moravian girl Benigna founded the nation’s first school to educate women. Almost 275 years later, Moravian College gives 1,850 undergraduates […]


Moravian Daily Texts


Monday, April 23 — Psalm 53
Leviticus 15:25–16:25; Mark 6:1–6

A star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel. Numbers 24:17

Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Loving God, your care for us is evident in all you do! You made your love for us known in the coming of Immanuel. Grateful for life lived in relationship with you, we accept your invitation to cast all our anxieties on you. Amen.

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